Information and training platform for laboratory Animal science

Las interactive brings together the free information portal vtk online and the training portal las campus. The website adresses researchers, students, competent authorities, trainers as well as technical staff at Universities, independent research facilities and the industrie.

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VTK OnlineInformation portal

What is vtk online?

vtk online is a free information platform on laboratory animal science topics. It was developed in the framework of the funding guidelines of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on "Alternatives to animal experiments" and expanded through DFG funding. The platform was conceived in accordance with the recommendations of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association (FELASA) for the qualification of people who conduct animal experiments (Category B).

During the implementation of EU Directive 2010/63/EU a new, modular learning and teaching concept was recommended (For information on this see under “Modular training”). vtk online was structured according to these recommendations in 2015. The content of vtk online is always interpreted in the context of Directive 2010/63/EU and supplemented by national regulations (at present DE, CH).

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LAS CampusOnline courses

What las campus has to offer

The EU Directive on animal welfare (2010/63/EU) requires that people who work with laboratory animals must be sufficiently trained and qualified and must undergo continuing professional development (CPD). For this, las campus offers high-quality online training that is always up to date.

  • Our online courses can be used, for example, to acquire the skills and knowledge defined in Annex 1 Section 3 TierSchVersV (DE: Persons who conduct or plan and design animal experiments).
  • Further training modules encapsulate key points and are recognized for further training by Switzerland’s Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).
  • We also create modules on contract and compile modules for you for specific teaching and training purposes.

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Knowledge protects animals

Sound knowledge and skills in laboratory animal science and in animal experimental work are key to handling laboratory animals in a way that in in keeping with animal welfare and in the spirit of the 3Rs. This concerns all fields of research using animal experiments, whether field research, basic biological research, applied medical research or experiments for safety testing.


includes all measures that lead to avoidance or reduction of constraints and stresses for laboratory animals.


refers to the reduction in the number of animals needed through improved techniques and optimization of experimental planning.


refers to the replacement of animal experiments with in vitro methods or model organisms other than vertebrates.

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Key data of laboratory animals

Interactively compare physiological data, blood parameters and other values on LASed.

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Recognize tissues and structures

Test your knowledge about different tissues of the mouse on the PC or mobile device.

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Virtual mouse breeding

Learn Mendel's laws and breeding data of mice in our virtual "mouse farm".

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Content for registered users

Registration with LAS interactive for personal use  is essentially free of charge.

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